| Nov 5, 2012
| 12:18 PM
The thought of performing as a soloist in front of a world-class orchestra would make most long-haired rockers quake in their snakeskin boots.
Not guitarist Tony Spada. Not one bit.
Spada will be the featured soloist when the Hartford Symphony...
| Jun 5, 2011
Edward Cumming, outgoing music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, is sticking around town.
Cumming is the new associate professor of conducting and director of orchestral activities at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. During...
| May 3, 2011
Reality-show vocal competitions are thought to be designed for newcomers just starting their careers.
For West Hartford's Javier Colon, who wowed the judges on NBC's "The Voice" last week, it was a return to the arena for someone whose first job out of...
| May 7, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Ringmaster and Hartt School alum Johnathan Lee Iverson leads directs the action at Dragons, the latest show staged by the Greatest (and longest running) Show on Earth. Lions, tigers and bears, yes, but also Shaolin monks diving through knifes (pictured),...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 12:10 PM
I remember this time last year when it came time to review the theater season in Connecticut. I felt pretty discouraged. Sure there was plenty of fine work but few shows really knocked my critical socks off with the kind of productions that you...
| Jun 10, 2012
Connecticut theater fans will have a few folks with local connections to root for when they tune in to Tony Award telecast on CBS 8 p.m. Sunday night, June 10.
What could be a dramatic and emotional moment would be a win for Da'Vine Joy Randolph,...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 8:00 AM
William Laramie Memorial Benefit Concert
June 17, 12-4 p.m., $15 suggested donation, East Hartford Cultural Center, 50 Chapman Place, East Hartford, williamlaramiememorialconcert.org.
When musicians are in mourning, they gather to chase away the...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:24 AM
Maxwell Williams, resident director at Hartford Stage, is now the new associate artstic director at the theater.
He succeeds Hana Sharif.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Max over the past year," says artistic director Darko Tresnjak,...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Thursday: George’s Rancid Chilli Pepper, Sullys Pub, Hartford; Hartford Phase Shift, 7:30 p.m. La Paloma Sabanera Coffeehouse, Hartford; Xenia Rubinos (pictured), $10. 10 p.m. Arch Street Tavern, Hartford.
Friday: Alternate Routes w/ Brown Bird,...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:20 PM
The phone rang Monday night to a group of more than 65 high school students who were rehearsing "West Side Story" at Simsbury High School -- and it was Rita Moreno calling.e
Technical problems trying to connect on Facetime with an IPad 2 caused problems...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Thursday: CQ Presents The Menzingers, $10. 7 p.m. Webster Underground, Hartford; East Coast Chamber Orchestra, $35. 7:30 p.m. The Hartt School, West Hartford; Ricky Skaggs & KY Thunder, $55-$75. 7 p.m., 10 p.m. Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk....